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Ganesh Himal Trek – 12 Days

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  • 12 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 3845m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn

Highlights

  • The unique culture of the indigenous people of Nepal
  • Fantastic view of Ganesh Himal I (7422m), Ganesh Himal II (7118m), Ganesh III (70433m) Ganesh Himal IV (7104m)
  • Experience rural Nepal with Local homestay
  • Diverse and unique trail with Natural Hot springs
  • Walk through the colorful forest of Rhododendron, pine, oak, and bamboo.
  • Flora and fauna of Langtang National Park and Manaslu conservation park
  • Suspension bridges, waterfalls, terrace farms, rocky hills, and meadows

Overview of Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Trek is one of the newly opened trekking destinations in Nepal. Despite being so close to the capital, this trekking valley doesn’t receive as many visitors as it should. As the name suggests, this valley has abundant rubies. It is said that rubies were found on the trekking trail up until a few years ago. The trail is believed to have ruby mine, Metal lead, and zinc. The deep red stone rubies have been much valued.

The valley offers natural diversity as well as cultural diversity. People from different communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Tamang, Newar, and many others have been living here in harmony.
The trail mostly goes through steady, terraced farms, snow-capped peaks, a steep climb, flatlands, and the beautiful scenery of the lush green forest. Ganesh Himal trekking provides a magnificent view of Bouddha Himal, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Hiunchuli, and many other peaks.

Located between Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park, the trail is full of rippling rivers, and the tempting Himalayas and unique culture are seen throughout the valley. The highest elevation of this trek is Pangsang Pass (3845 m) which provides wonderful views of Ganesh Himal I (7422m), Ganesh Himal II (7118m), Ganesh III (70433m) Ganesh Himal IV (7104m). Every spring and autumn, the hills and forests become colorful with various shades of pines, rhododendron flowers, oaks, and many herbaceous plants.

This trek can be done in different durations depending on starting and ending points. Ganesh Himal trek is mainly a camping trek but homestays and teahouses are available. This trek is less frequented by tourists and is off-the-beaten-track.

Adventure Walkway has designed the perfect Ganesh Valley Trek. Our readymade itinerary has 12 days. However, this trek can be elongated as well as shortened, as per your time frame. Feel few to contact us for any customization.

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu Arrival

On the first day of this exciting journey, you will land in the capital of Nepal, the city of temples, Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative of Adventure Walkway will be there to welcome you and assist in your transfer to the pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. After you are settled and refreshed, we’ll meet for a briefing and short rundown about the trip. During the evening, you’ll be invited for a welcome dinner of typical Nepali cuisine as our warm welcome and overnight stay and rest at the hotel before the challenging journey that tomorrow brings.

Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip preparation Day

Kathmandu is an ancient city full of unique arts and artifacts, one day is not enough to cover the whole city. After Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will take you for a cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa and your tour will include visits to UNESCO declared world heritage sites as you get to see thrilling historic monuments where the echoes of royal conspiracies & tragedy still ring in the corridors of these ancient symbols of a once-upon-a-time thrilling history that still lives on till this day. In the evening you will meet your trek leader and have a briefing on the whole course of the trip and you will have some time to shop for your trekking gear if you need it.

Day 3Kathmandu to Drive Syabrubensi [1,420m, 7-8hrs]

We start our day with breakfast and start our trek. Today is the first day of the trek to Ganesh Valley. We take a scenic drive to Syabrubensi. Syabrubensi is the gateway to the popular trekking regions of Nepal such as Langtang, Tamang heritage trail, Gosaikunda trail, and even Ganesh valley trek. It’s 80km away from the capital Kathmandu and will take 7-8 hours to reach. We will enjoy the scenic drive full of terrace fields, lush green forests, rivers, and views of amazing mountains. Overnight at Syabrubensi. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4Trek from Syabrubensi to Gatlang [2,240m, 6 hrs]

We start our day with a warm breakfast and prepare to head towards Gatlang leaving Syabrubensi behind. Our walk today is pleasant. The Gatlang village lies in between the Tamang Heritage Trail. We will pass through the village of indigenous tribes of Nepal, Gurung, and Tamang. We get the chance of interacting with them as well as witness their livelihood. Overnight at Gatlang in a Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5Trek from Gatlang Trek to Somdang [3,270m, 6-7hrs]

Today, our walk to Somdang from Gatlang will be pleasant. The trail is full of rhododendron forest, traditional houses, terrae farming, and Gurung and Tamang villages. The walk isn’t much uphill and pretty much straight plain way which rises slowly. We cross across the Somdang River, which separates Dhading and Rasuwa districts, just before reaching Somdang. Overnight at Somdang, in a teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6Trek from Somdang to Pangsang pass [3845 m/12645 ft] to Tipling [1,875m, 8-9 hrs]

We start our day with a warm breakfast in Somdang and head towards Pangsang pass. The trail goes uphill as we gain an altitude of 3845m. We pass via Paldor Bhanjhyang which is beautiful, the trail is full of lush green forest, small villages, and terraces of farming. From the Bhanjyang, we descend to Tipling which is the final stop for today. It is a big Tamang village that is rich in mixed culture and has Chorten and a church. The houses are made of wood, tin, and stones. People living here have distinct lifestyles and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. Overnight at Tipling in a teahouse (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7Trek from Tipling to Chalise Gaon [1,800m 3 hrs]

We start our day with a warm breakfast at Tipling and get ready to head towards Chalise Gaon. Today is a short and easy trek day, we only walk for 3-4 hours a day. We will see farming terraces where farmers grow potatoes, wheat, barley, buckwheat, maize, and green vegetables. Now you have to climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). The trail goes through the forest, river, Shertung village, and Tamang and Gurung area.

Day 8Trek from Chalishe to Khadhing [2,300m, 6 hrs]

The trail from Chalishe to Khadhing starts with a downhill road. Passing through the Manchet Khola, we steeply trek towards Khadhing. We walk side by side with the small villages, farmlands, lush green forests, and small streams. Khading village has distinct traditional culture, ethnic dance, and locus disguise. Overnight at Khadhing in a teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9Trek from Khading to Jharlang [1,500m, 5-6 hrs]

We start our day with a warm breakfast in Khading. The trail is pretty much a downhill walk to Jharlang. We come across pine forests, farmlands, watershed areas, and small streams. We leave behind beautiful Lapa and Borang villages and finally reach Jharlang, which is the last stop for today. Overnight at Jharlang in a local homestay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10Trek from Jharlang to Dundre Khola [2 hrs] and drive to Dhading Besi [830m, 4 hrs]

Today is the last day of our trek. We start our day with a warm breakfast and hike to Dundre Khola. It is a short hike. From Dundre Khola, we catch a local bus or 4WD to Dhading Besi. Dhading Besi is the headquarter of the Dhading district. It is a happening place, full of buses and micro-buses coming and going, fruit shops, hotels, motels, and many more. In the evening we can go strolling around the river and other nearby places. Overnight at Dhading Besi in a Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11Dhading to Drive Kathmandu [1,310m, 4 hrs]

Today we return back to Kathmandu from Dhading Besi. It is only 3 hour drive. The drive is short and peaceful. You can relax rest of the day at the hotel. You can also go souvenir hunting in Thamel. We will meet in the evening for a farewell dinner. Overnight at Hotel in Thamel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport

The trip ends, and our Airport Representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop from the airport on the day of your arrival & Departure
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • The Government Register's English-Speaking Guide
  • If the group size exceeds 6 people, an assistance guide will be provided.
  • One porter for two clients
  • In trekking trails, accommodation is on a twin-sharing basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Staff salaries, insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Arrangements for emergency rescue services (Please make sure you have medical insurance from your country)
  • The agency service charge and the government tax/VAT
  • The certificate of achievement towards the Trip

Price Excludes

  • The cost of international airfare
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • All drinks During the Trip (Tea, Coffee, Cola, Beer, Mineral Water)
  • Personal Costs
  • Smoke
  • Insurance for travel
  • If more than the 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu meals
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Batteries and cameras that are chargeable during the trek
  • Natural or political disturbances beyond our control result in additional costs.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the trip.
  • Tips for Trekking Staff
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